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Questions related to any kind of object. (mesh, text, curve, etc.)

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objects missing in the 3D view (can be seen in collada export) [closed]

Recently, a few of my objects have disappeared completely, and one of them appears completely black in 'texture' view, even though in the render view it appears normal. The missing objects don't ...
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Why can't I switch out of object mode?

I seem to be locked into Object Mode. When I hit Tab, Blender won't switch into Edit Mode. Why is this happening? And how do I fix it?
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Environment choice for a color-only objects

My question will definitely sound incredibly noobish, but I started to play with 3D graphics and Blender just a few days ago (after a month-lasting struggle with OpenGL basics) and I've run into ...
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A rectangular-parallelepiped of light in a volume shader

(related to this and this) Well, I'm not yet (but not so far) ready for cylinders but still trying to learn! Now let's play with rectangular-parallelepipeds and do the same thing : A shape of light ...
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A tube of light in a volume shader

As I had much fun with this (thx Chebhou) but gaussian functions are a bit too complex for me, i want my volume scatter cylinder to have simply a smaller cylinder emitting light inside it, from the ...
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Object appears smoothed after rendering but not in viewport

I'm pretty new to blender and used it to model a castle and print it. Now I want to extend the model by textures and render it, but even when I render it with basic material i get some strange output. ...
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Changing duplicated object's texture effects the first object's

I tried to copy a mesh, and when I changed its texture so did the source mesh. How come when I create a mesh duplicate and change the texture, the original mesh's texture changes as well?
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Rotate on a point? [duplicate]

I know... Origin to 3D cursor but it's not that Here's the start: Here's the end: And Here's the middle showing the problem: Is there any way I can stop it from going off?
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How to properly export scene to 3ds Max?

How can I export 3D geometry object/scene, camera and textures to a .3DS format? I tried importing the file I created into 3DsMax but it didn't work properly.
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Can I replace an object with another object and keep animation?

Is it possible to use an element, in this case a ship, in a blender scene and progress through animation and then easily replace that ship with a different one? A replace command?
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How to organize an extensible and reusable object?

I'm modelling an aircraft landing gear. I have currently done the wheel part only, but as it's just a piece of the whole landing gear, I would like to have it as a "base" object that can be used in ...
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Fill gap after circular cut

How can I fast make circular wall in mesh, which I've made using curve and Knife project tool?
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What is the format for object names in Blender and are there any limitations?

I've been using Blender on and off for a little while and have recently started trying to use it more for exporting FBX models for use in games. One of the problems I've hit is that I'm not quite sure ...
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How to flip normals with python in blender game engine?

Is there a way to flip or change the normal vector of a face using python in the blender game engine?
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How to see inner structure of an object in blender game engine?

My goal is to be able to look the inside structure of a complex object in blender game engine. For this, I am writing a python code that enables me to change the transparency of the object while ...
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All Faces to Individual Objects

I am looking for a way to take all the faces of an object and make each face it's own object. In the image above, you'll see a basic representation of what I'm trying to accomplish. On the left is a ...
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Using an object as a clipping mask for another object [duplicate]

I want to use an object as a clipping mask for another object. So that the sound waves take on that wedge shape and can be animated as moving through the wedge shape, but of course you don't see the ...
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How to duplicate an object with rig and animation?

How can I duplicate a geometry with rigging and animation? I have an animated character with bones, but I need to duplicate it just like a mirror, without messing up or ruining the model.
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How to fix an object in the view (e.g. corner of the monitor)

I would like to have one object that is always visible in the corner of the monitor, exactly at the same spot and at fixed size, no matter what the camera is tracking and what the scene is showing. ...
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Can I transfer an already made UV to another object?

I've got two objects that are exactly the same, but with different UVs, is there any way to transfer the UV from one to another?
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Modify obj after import using python

I am trying to modify an object after importing it. This post is related to this question ...
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Distance constraints between objects/vertices/edges

While precision modelling, I often encounter the need to use exact distances. Blender's keyboard input is fantastic for this. What I haven't figured out yet is how to keep distances between certain ...
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blender game: spawn object

has anybody an idea why this script doesn't work? The object "Sphere" is on a separate layer. "addOne" is a property who generates random integers from 1–10. ...
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How can I subdivide this plane into even squares?

I have a plane that has a scale of x: 100, y: 5, z: 1, and I want to split it into squares that have a scale of x: 5, z: 5, but ...
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3D tube with sharp corners and uniform radius?

By using a vectorized bezier curve, I have successfully created a tube/pipe in 2D (with sharp corners) that a ball of the same radius can roll through: However, when trying to achieve the same in 3D, ...
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Adding color to models [duplicate]

I created a small model of a building, then tried to add some color. But when I apply the color the "entire" model is affected instead of just the highlighted area of the model. I want to use multiple ...
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How to put a unique material on duplicated objects separately?

I've a sphere and then duplicated it. In object tree they are displayed as three siblings. I selected on of them and created a green glass material through node editor however this material was ...
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Object looses its scale on keyframe change [duplicate]

I've made a static model of a mannequin to do some tests. My problem is that whenever I scale a part of the model, or the entire mesh, then every time I move the time-line a bit (or Alt middle mouse. ...
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Can I change the display color of names of grouped objects in the viewport?

After adding object names to the viewport (using Object.show_name = True), it looks something like this: Ball 2 and Ball 3 are identical to Ball 1 except for the ...
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Blender for Mathematics Visualization

EDIT: For those believing that Blender is good for mathematics or want to prove it, this may be helpful: Blender + Mathifold. I hope it does indeed meet the aspects I need Blender for. I have ...
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Edit multiple meshes at once?

I want to edit a game model and I can't join the meshes with CtrlJ because the model will not work in the game anymore. If I use P in Edit Mode, the meshes will split into even more meshes than before,...
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Always render the visible objects

I am using Blender for some scientific-related visualization. As such I guess my needs are much more modest than those of the average animator, and the decoupling of the visibility and renderability ...
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Can't unhide objects

For some reason I can't unhide my objects anymore in this file. Is it a bug? blend file
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Is there a timeout/max capacity in blender's phyton scripts?

I can't figure out if there's something wrong with blender or my script. So far I have this little code, which does its job if the file which is parsing is not SO big: ...
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How to place any object on the 'floor' of a scene?

I added a cylinder to my scene, rotated, resized, like this: I moved it up, because I want to make a model from this and I want it to stand on the ground: I zoomed in and learned, that this object ...
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addon parameters are not editable [duplicate]

I have a problem that when I select certain addons that require parameter changes, I'm not able to edit them, they appear greyed out. I assume this is a system settings problem (since it happens ...
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How to copy/paste rigid-body-constraints in 2.73 rc1?

How do I copy/paste rigid-body constraints in 2.73 rc1? (I Have a lot of objects)
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Collision Bounds Problem [closed]

The Collision bounds are messed up on my character and I cant seem to fix it. It is set to Box. I tried Triangle Mesh but blender crashes (I looked it up and this ...
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How do you make bullets do damagein the BGE?

I cannot figure out how to make bullets (physical bullets, not rays) actually do damage to the enemy (in a first-person shooter). I have tried the collision sensor but I cant seem to make it work. ...
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What is causing the edges of my models to become semi-transparent?

All of a sudden, in a particular scene I am working on, the edges of all the models have become partially transparent. It is like what happens when you have a very small start clipping pane and are ...
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Can Blender unbridge (unloop) a mesh?

I am following a coffee cup tutorial where I have to bridge two extrusions. I did that but the edges are intersecting giving crappy results. I saved AFTER the bridge - so if I have to recreate it I ...
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How can I spawn a moving object in BGE?

I know how to use the Add Object actuator to add an object while the game is running, but the angular velocity is not affecting the mesh. Is there something else I should have done as well? ...
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How can I add a cube?

I am trying to add cubes to my scene. I'm sure there are lots of ways to get a cube into the scene (but for the purposes of this question, I have no idea what they are) - Are there any ways to add a ...
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Delete unused Empty

in my scene I had an object with a mirror-modifier attached. I made several copies of it. Now I discovered that it also copied the empty I used as the mirror object. I want all new objects using the ...
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After I have removed vertices, error says "loop in parent"

After I parent my model with the bone, it shows loop in parents. Does anyone know of a solution? The .blend file
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Why will Blender sometimes not select the object under the cursor

How does Blender determine which object it selects when you right click in object mode? I'm confused, because sometimes Blender won't select the object I'm clearly clicking on. I made a video of one ...
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Is possible to calculate the shortest distance between two geometry objects via python?

I need to add new geometry to my scene and it should fit inside a large box without any intersections. Is it possible to calculate the shortest distance between two geometry objects in space, and ...
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How to get objects from different files into one file? [duplicate]

When I click open, I get to I wanted to open, but I lose everything else. How can I open two files into one?
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Some mesh-edges in object-mode aren't displayed

So I have been extruding a cube to make a low poly banana and when I go from edit to object mode half the edges don't appear as well as half is dark. I tried looking for an solution couldn't find one ...
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Game Engine: Object with character physics shakes for some reason

I have recently started to make new racing game. I downloaded and imported smooth detailed car model(.obj). I added Character physics for it, so I can add W, A, S and D controllers to it. But, after I ...

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